Non Profit Enterprise and Self-sustainability Team

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

9 Fte (9)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Non Profit Enterprise and Self-sustainability Team   (NESsT)

    EU Transparency Register

    807110816197-85 First registered on 02 Mar 2015

    Goals / Remit

    NESsT develops sustainable social enterprises that solve critical social problems in emerging market economies.

    NESsT is a catalyst for emerging-market social enterprises that:
    1. Provide sustainable income opportunities for low-income individuals.
    2. Promote labor inclusion, by creating employment options for marginalized groups.
    3. Make affordable technologies and basic services accessible to underserved markets.

    Since 1997, NESsT has developed sustainable social enterprises—from planning to scaling. We use a multifaceted approach that includes financial investments, capacity support, and social capital.

    We provide long-term support to grow and sustain a portfolio of high-impact enterprises.
    EARLY STAGE: We support early-stage social enterprises to develop proofs of concept and prepare them for large-scale replication and impact.
    PORTFOLIO: We select NESsT Enterprises based on rigorous due diligence that consists of business planning and evaluation.
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    Main EU files targeted

    NESsT supports social enterprises that generate dignified jobs for people most in need. We use an engaged approach providing tailored financing and one-on-one business development support to social entrepreneurs in emerging markets. NESsT offers services to leading corporations, foundations, governments and nonprofits to design and implement social entrepreneurship and impact investing programs.


    Head Office
    5917 Jordan Avenue
    El Cerrito CA 94530
    EU Office
    ul. Bracka 25
    Warsaw 00-028


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    We have 7 employees in Poland and 2 in Romania.

    In Latin America we have employees in Peru, Brazil and Chile.

    NESsT Inc. has employees in the US.

    Our colleagues are mainly working with the social enterprise development field as Enterprise Development Managers or Associates or Country Directors.
    We have also experts in Operations, Communications and Sustainability field.

    Person in charge of EU relations

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    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    NESsT collaborates with and is a member of the following associations dedicated to promoting and supporting social enterprises around the world:

    1. European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)
    2. Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA)
    3. seforis consortium
    4. GSEN network
    5. Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF)
    6. Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE)
    7. Impact Investment Policy Collaborative
    8. Global Learning Exchange
    9. Ikea Social Entrepreneurship
    10. Cisco Foundation

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Donations, Grants

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution CISCO Systems Inc 460,000€
    Contribution IKEA Polska SA 413,000€
    Contribution USAID Peru 338,000€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    - Positioning Social Enterprises in the Public Agenda: Road to Travel, 2014

    - Social Enterprise in Emerging Market Countries: No Free Ride, Nicole Etchart and Loïc Comollï, 2013

    - Trade-Offs Between Regulation and Fostering Social Enterprise: The Case of EU Policies, Eva Varga and Nicole Etchart, 2012

    - The NESsT Practitioner Series is designed to foster excellence in social enterprise practice by providing social enterprise managers the necessary tools they need to plan for, start up and better manage social enterprises, and to learn from the models and lessons of their peers.

    - The NESsT Learning Series was developed to share practical lessons learned in social enterprise development. The series includes books and reports providing critical analysis and research based on the practical experience and lessons learned by social enterprise managers worldwide.

    - The NESsT Case Study Series focuses on social enterprise in emerging markets. Modeled on the case study methodologies of leading business schools, the cases document the practical lessons learned by social enterprises in applying business practices to address critical social problems.

    - Regulatory Framework for Social Enterprise in Romania.
    - Regulatory Framework for Social Enterprise in Czech Republic.
    - Regulatory Framework for Social Enterprise in Poland

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    None declared

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